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Level 2 Award and Diploma in Fashion Business & Retail

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The Level 2 Award and Diploma in Fashion Business and Retail provides students with an understanding of fashion business and retail through a broad diagnostic experience that prepares them for the reality of the sector and progression paths available to them.

The qualification has been designed for students who have an interest in fashion business and retail who wish to explore and extend this interest via a full-time, immersive learning experience.

Please read the UAL Awarding Body statements of purpose for these qualifications:

Purpose Statement - Level 2 Diploma in Fashion Business and Retail (PDF 1MB)

Qualifications at a glance

Award

  • Level - 2
  • Units - 2
  • TQT (hours) - 100
  • GLH - 60
  • Typical course duration - 6-8 weeks
  • UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) - N/A
  • QAN - 601/6481/5
  • Typical progression - Visual merchandising, fashion buying and merchandising, brand management, garment technology

Diploma

  • Level - 2
  • Units - 8
  • TQT (hours) - 850
  • GLH - 480
  • Typical course duration - 1 year
  • UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) - N/A
  • QAN - 601/6482/7
  • Typical progression - Visual merchandising, fashion buying and merchandising, brand management, garment technology

Specification and documents

Level 2 Award and Diploma in Fashion Business & Retail specification V3 (PDF 829KB)

Centre handbook (PDF 419KB)

Level 2 Grade Criteria Exemplification Matrix V1.0 (PDF 184KB)

Stakeholder support

This qualification has been developed in collaboration with subject practitioners and further education colleges to ensure that it provides learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to prepare learners for employment and/or support a role in the workplace.

The following organisations have provided letters of support for this qualification:

City of Liverpool College - letter of support (PDF 963KB)

Fashion Retail Academy - letter of support (PDF 39KB)

Lewisham Southwark College - letter of support (PDF 62KB)

Working with us

Interested in delivering the UAL Level 2 Award and Diploma in Fashion Business & Retail?

Visit the Working with us page for information on the approval process for new and existing centres.

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